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Toolbox

The EUPCN publishes a toolbox series, with new titles appearing biannually. A toolbox focuses on the main theme of the Presidency and aims to support practitioners. It is a prevention-oriented manual in which we look at the difficulties and attempts to prevent the crime. The first part gives the current intelligence picture on the theme or presents an overview of the existing policies and legislative measures. The second and third part discuss good practices and also give recommendations on how to prevent the crime.

Our last edition:
The 13th toolbox in the series published by the EUCPN Secretariat focuses on the main theme of the Bulgarian Presidency: fraud with a special focus on phone scams. As fraud covers a whole range of topics, we decided to narrow down our focus to individual fraud. This entails frauds committed against individuals by individuals or criminal organisations. Increasingly, this type of fraud has become a profitable and cross-border enterprise, some scholars even call these offenders ‘scampreneurs’. Consequently, this type of crime deserves an EU-wide approach. This is also made apparent in the policy paper which is written in tandem with this toolbox. This toolbox consists of three parts. The first tries to lay out the current intelligence picture on individual fraud. We discuss interesting good practices in the second part and also posit some recommendations on how to prevent phone scams. These good practices are listed in the third part. An executive summary is also provided to the reader.

Read the toolbox on preventing individual fraud

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Monitor

Our monitors present an overview of the current state of affairs and the most important European data on the phenomenon as well as recent trends. It also introduces strategies for the prevention of the phenomenon.

Our last edition:
This EUCPN monitor on radicalisation presents an overview of the current state of affairs in the prevention of radicalisation. After discussing the concept of radicalisation and the problems connected to it, it presents the most important European data on the phenomenon as well as recent trends in jihadist, right-wing, left-wing, and nationalist extremism and terrorism. Chapter three briefly introduces various strategies for the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism and goes on to list the most important European and international agencies and organisations in the field of radicalisation prevention. Chapter four canvasses the state of the art in radicalisation research and its consequences for policy and practice. Finally, the challenge posed by risk assessments, essential to many preventive efforts, is discussed. The monitor concludes that it is necessary to continue to invest in an evidence-based approach to the prevention of radicalisation and a cross-fertilisation between practice and research.

Read the monitor radicalisation and violent extremism

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Thematic paper / policy paper

These papers are published by the EUCPN in connection with the theme of the Presidency and aim at policymakers. They are written as an overview to help understand the definition of the theme and also pay attention to the current European law and legislative actions.

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